The Loudoun County Homeless Services Center has reopened and all services have returned, having been closed since October for renovations.
The center provides emergency shelter for people and families experiencing homelessness, supportive housing to adults in need, and drop-in services for adults who need to take care of basic daily needs like meals and shower and laundry facilities. The Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas operates the center under contract with the county.
“We provide critical care, support services and hope to thousands of people each year,” stated Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas Executive Program Director Beth Driggers. “We serve them with compassion and work collaboratively with many partners to support the needs of our community.”
It is overseen by the Department of Family Services oversees the center in partnership with the Loudoun County Continuum of Care, a coalition of public, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations that provide a variety of shelter and support services to persons who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
“I am proud of the way our community came together to help us provide services to those in need during the winter while the renovations were underway, including businesses, faith-based organizations and many other volunteers,” stated Loudoun County Department of Family Services Director Glenda Blake. “I am also grateful to Loudoun County government staff members and our nonprofit partners for their flexibility and excellent collaboration during this process.”
The $1.3 million renovation included replacing all the building’s plumping, heating, ventilation and cooling equipment as well as the system that controls and monitors the building’s mechanical and electrical equipment. It also included replacing drywall and flooring and upgrading the fire and safety systems.
During the 9 month closure, the shelter’s services were relocated elsewhere. Drop-in services returned to shelter in May.
Anyone who needs assistance may call 703-777-0420. For more information about the services provided at the Loudoun County Homeless Services Center, visit loudoun.gov/CoC.
The Loudoun County Homeless Services Center is at 19520 Meadowview Court in Leesburg.